“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Maryland, Bolton Hill Historic District Historical Markers

A series of blue enamel historical markers in the Bolton Hill Neighborhood of Baltimore, illustrating the lives of historic residents of the neighborhood.
Anne Morris Owings Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2020
Anne Morris Owings Marker
1 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Anne Morris Owings — 1889 - 1959
Advocate for the disabled. She founded and directed the Mary Lea Studio, a workshop of the Baltimore League for Crippled Children and Adults.Map (db m154846) HM
2 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Christine Ladd-Franklin, Ph.D. — 1847-1930
A logician, mathematician, and psychologist, she developed a new theory of color vision. She was the first woman to complete Ph.D. requirements at Johns Hopkins, in 1882, although because of her gender, the University did not confer the degree until . . . Map (db m154833) HM
3 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Colonel Charles Marshall — 1830-1902
Chief of Staff to General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. Later a political reformer and one of nineteenth-century Baltimore's "Seven Great Lawyers."Map (db m6460) HM
4 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Curt Richter, Ph. D. / Gary Moore — 1894-1988 / 1915-1993
. . . Map (db m6476) HM
5 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Edith Hamilton / Alice Hamilton, M.D. — 1867-1963
Classicist author of The Greek Way. A leader in women's day-schooling First headmistress of Bryn Mawr School. *** Alice Hamilton, M.D. 1869-1970 Founder of industrial hygiene, pioneer in removing lead from paint. Harvard's first woman . . . Map (db m6466) HM
6 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Ernest Stebbins, M.D. — 1901-1987
Early advisor to the World Health Organization. New York City Health Commissioner. Long time dean of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.Map (db m6581) HM
7 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — F. Scott Fitzgerald — 1896-1940
Author of The Great Gatsby (1925). Works published while he resided here: Tender is the Night (1934), Raps At Reveille (1935), and essays (1934-1936) later collected in The Crack-Up.Map (db m6473) HM
8 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Florence Hochschild Austrian / Robert Austrian — 1889 - 1979 / 1917 - 2007
Artist and community activist. Leader in the renovation of Eutaw Place Developer of the pneumococcal vaccine. Winner of the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research AwardMap (db m154848) HM
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9 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Florence Rena Sabin, M.D. — 1871-1953
First woman full professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Introducer of techniques for staining living cells. Reformer of Colorado's health laws. Her statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.Map (db m6475) HM
10 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Frances Morton Froehlicher — 1912 - 1995
Housing and city planning advocate. Published a seminal study of Baltimore neighborhoods. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Co-founder of the Better Air Coalition.Map (db m142890) HM
11 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Franklin P. Mall, M.D. — 1862-1919
First Johns Hopkins Professor of Anatomy. After 1914, also first Director of the Department of Embryology at Washington's Carnegie Institution, where he pioneered embryological research.Map (db m6480) HM
12 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Garry Moore — 1915-1993
Born Thomas Garrison Morfit, he was an early host and star of 1950s and 1960s television variety shows, including I've Got a Secret and The Garry Moore Show.Map (db m6589) HM
13 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Gerald W. Johnson — 1890-1980
Journalist, historian and biography. His political commentary, in print and on television, led Adlai Stevenson to call him "the critic and conscience of the nation."Map (db m6478) HM
14 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Hugh Lennox Bond — 1828-1893
Stalwart supporter of President Lincoln and of Emancipation. Chief Judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court, where he was nicknamed "The Curse of the K.K.K" for his harsh sentences.Map (db m6462) HM
15 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jacob Epstein — 1864-1945
Innovative wholesale merchant to the South and collector of Old Master paintings. As a philanthropist, he inaugurated the system of matching charitable grants.Map (db m6568) HM
16 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jacob J. Abel, M.D. — 1857-1938
Pioneer researcher on adrenalin, insulin, and the artificial kidney. First Professor of Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For 40 years the leading pharmacologist in America.Map (db m6569) HM
17 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Jesse Lazear, M.D. — 1866-1900
Johns Hopkins researcher in Cuba. To find the cause of yellow fever he courageously exposed himself to virus-infected mosquitoes and died of the disease, thereby proving the route of transmission.Map (db m6583) HM
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18 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Mildred Dyke Atkinson — 1909 - 2014
Housing and civil rights advocate. Field Secretary of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Director of Christian Social Relations for the Maryland Council of ChurchesMap (db m154845) HM
19 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Otto Frederick Kraushaar, Ph.D. — 1901 - 1989
President of Goucher College. He led the effort to establish Goucher as a nationally-recognized women's college.Map (db m154835) HM
20 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Piero Ernesto Weiss, Ph.D. — 1928 - 2011
Concert pianist and musicologist, he founded the music history department at the Peabody Conservatory, where he taught from 1985-2011.Map (db m154837) HM
21 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — The Cone Sisters
. . . Map (db m90603) HM
22 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Thomas Bourne Turner, M.D. — 1902 - 2002
Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School if Medicine. He performed important research on yaws, syphilis and polio. In his 75-year association with Hopkins, his career spanned the modern history clinical and academic medicineMap (db m154831) HM
23 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — Thomas Ward / Joyce Ward — 1927 - 2016 / 1929 - 2011
Founders of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum and ardent preservationists. Their efforts helped save Baltimore's historic neighborhoods and parks.Map (db m154842) HM
24 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — William Edwards Stevenson — 1900-1985
Boyhood home of the President of Oberlin College and head of Aspen Humanities Institute. Ambassador to the Philippines. Olympic Gold Medalist for the 1600 meter relay in 1924.Map (db m6468) HM
25 Maryland, Baltimore, Bolton Hill — William H. Howell, Ph.D. — 1860-1945
Discoverer of the anticoagulant heparin. First Professor of Physiology and early Dean at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Second director of the Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.Map (db m6464) HM
26 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — Daniel Coit Gilman — 1831-1908
First President of Johns Hopkins University. First director of John Hopkins Hospital. A pathfinder in American graduate and professional education.Map (db m6559) HM
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27 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — Howard A. Kelly, M.D. — 1858-1943
"Wizard of the operating room." First Johns Hopkins Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. First head of gynecology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Early user of radium to treat cancer.Map (db m6565) HM
28 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — Sidney Lanier — 1842-1881
Poet, musician and scholar, "The Sweet Singer of the South." First writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University. Teacher at Eutaw Place School. Author of The Boys' King Arthur.Map (db m6563) HM
29 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — William Stewart Halsted, M.D. — 1852-1922
One of America's most influential surgeons. Surgical innovator and teacher. First Johns Hopkins Professor of Surgery. First head of surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital.Map (db m6547) HM
30 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — William Sydney Thayer, M.D. — 1864-1932
Much decorated Chief Medical Consultant to American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. President of the American Medical Association. Fourth Johns Hopkins University Professor of Medicine.Map (db m6554) HM
31 Maryland, Baltimore, Madison Park — Woodrow Wilson — 1864-1932
Coming to this house as a Hopkins Ph.D. candidate was the first step towards Princeton University's presidency, New Jersey's governorship and the White House.Map (db m6558) HM
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